5th Annual Lake Fork Flyathlon - Registration
run. fish. beer. fundraise!
Location: Lake City, CO
Event Date: September 18th, 2021
Deadline to Give: Midnight, September 16th, 2021
Event Fundraising Goal: $25,000 Campaign
Launch Date: June 1, 2021
Tax ID: 81-1625829
At Running Rivers, we firmly believe that the best way to ensure the preservation, protection, and maintenance of our irreplaceable public lands and waters is to develop and foster the stewards who will stand up in their defense. Our programs create unique opportunities for people to experience public lands and waters in novel and fun ways, to expand their depth of understanding of the importance of healthy functioning freshwater ecosystems, and to invest in their time, money, and sweat through on-the-ground stewardship projects. The Lake Fork Flyathlon is a unique, conservation-minded race event that integrates three of the West's greatest activities; trail running, fly-fishing, and craft beer. The premise is simple...
run. fish. beer.
Most importantly, the 5th Annual Lake Fork Flyathlon is a fundraising event for coldwater conservation projects, with a focus on native trout. We will be raising money through our Colorado-based 501(c)(3) organization, Running Rivers. Since 2014, our Flyathlon events have raised more than $250,000 for native trout related projects completed through our diverse conservation partners, including Colorado Trout Unlimited, the Western Native Trout Initiative, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
These are a couple of the projects that have been taken on with funds raised during past Flyathlon events:
- We partnered with the National Park Service, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and several other agencies to complete Stage 1 of the reclamation of the Sand Creek watershed in Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve for the Rio Grande cutthroat trout.
- We partnered with Colorado Parks and Wildlife to characterize the health of the Rio Grande cutthroat trout populations in high mountain lakes around the San Luis Valley. Many of these lakes have not been evaluated a decade or more.
- Past Flyathletes and other volunteers planted willows and sedges to stabilize the banks of a newly restored reach of Jim Creek, a small creek that holds a conservation population of the Rio Grande cutthroat trout, a species of special concern in Colorado.
To explore projects that have been completed with Flyathlon funds over the past 5 years, please visit: http://runningrivers.org/projects/
Now is a critical time to invest in the preservation of our public lands and waters. Because Running Rivers is a recognized 501c3 organization, your donations are tax deductible. run. fish. beer. donate!